Cranial Sacral Therapy (CST)

CST provides science based gentle, relaxing, and not painful hands on therapy to the fully clothed body. CST was developed by Osteopath doctors. It is compatible with most any other form of health care you may be receiving.

Cranial sacral therapy (CST) can release a wide range of restrictions, sustained tensions, total body tension, and anxiety, and deep seated stress contributing to pain, chronic pain, and mystery pain. It can help pain residing in any area of the body.

When you come for therapy I can help you to quickly understand how and why CST works with the help of visual aids I have at my office. The situations it helps can be stemming from injuries, surgeries, concussions, inflammation, disease processes, and physical and/or emotional trauma.  Assessment techniques weaved into cranial sacral therapy enables me to discover certain restrictions and tensions that are often missed by other approaches.

One significant contributor to pain and mystery pain CST can discover and offer help for are areas of the body that hold emotional congestion.  Emotional congestion is emotional energy that was not able to be processed enough after painful emotional or traumatizing events and/or difficult emotional situations happening over time.   The body intelligence sequesters this emotional energy in any area of the body to minimize its interference with daily life. These areas can become painful. Typical forms of diagnostics can not diagnose this component of pain. It is often labeled as psychosomatic or being contributed to by depression. 

CST offers hands on techniques for discovering and releasing emotional congestion residing in an area of the body. It does not involve psychological counseling. It is relaxing, and releases pain.  Another situation CST can discover often missed by health care professionals is how pain in one area of the body is related to pain in another part of the body because of sustained tensions running between them. These sustained tensions can be left behind by accidents and/or injuries. Concussions and whiplash can especially leave pain in the low back, SI joints, sacrum, and contribute to sciatica.

Many doctors are now recommending that mothers and their infants receive a cranial sacral therapy session to determine if significant restrictions were left behind by the delivery process. They could be sacral restrictions, SI joint restrictions, and restrictions of where the head connects to the spinal column at the first vertebra of the neck.  Especially for the infant restrictions of the jaw, fascial bones and of bones that make up the skull can form during delivery.   These restrictions can begin to produce various symptoms of pain, tension, stress, and discomfort much later after the birth. These could be low back pain, head aches, excessive anxiety, chronic stress, and total body tension, postpartum depression, baby being colicky, not sleeping well, and excessive crying and agitation.

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